posted on: 5/31/2019; updated: 6/3/2019

The City of Dover, The Children’s Museum of New Hampshire and the friends and family of Martha Cox announce the long-awaited installation of the Dale Rogers Whale’s Tail sculpture atop the Dover Indoor Pool on Tuesday, June 4, 2019. The installation was originally scheduled for June 5 but changed due to the weather forecast.

The unique 26-foot long and 10-foot high stainless steel rendition of a full size whale diving into the roof of the Indoor Pool was designed and constructed by famed steel sculptor Dale Rogers of Haverhill, Mass. It will be attached to the structure of the building facing Henry Law Avenue and the Henry Law Park Adventure Playground.

The sculpture was commissioned by an anonymous donor, in coordination with the City, Children’s Museum and Cox family, during the development and construction of the Adventure Playground, which opened June 24, 2017. The playground was dedicated in memory of lifelong Dover resident Martha Cox, as noted on an engraved marker at the park’s entrance. The donation of the sculpture was accepted by the Dover City Council in 2018 and plans for its installation have been in the works for over a year. 

Whale’s Tail installation atop Dover Indoor Pool is June 4

posted on: 5/31/2019; updated: 6/3/2019

The City of Dover, The Children’s Museum of New Hampshire and the friends and family of Martha Cox announce the long-awaited installation of the Dale Rogers Whale’s Tail sculpture atop the Dover Indoor Pool on Tuesday, June 4, 2019. The installation was originally scheduled for June 5 but changed due to the weather forecast.

The unique 26-foot long and 10-foot high stainless steel rendition of a full size whale diving into the roof of the Indoor Pool was designed and constructed by famed steel sculptor Dale Rogers of Haverhill, Mass. It will be attached to the structure of the building facing Henry Law Avenue and the Henry Law Park Adventure Playground.

The sculpture was commissioned by an anonymous donor, in coordination with the City, Children’s Museum and Cox family, during the development and construction of the Adventure Playground, which opened June 24, 2017. The playground was dedicated in memory of lifelong Dover resident Martha Cox, as noted on an engraved marker at the park’s entrance. The donation of the sculpture was accepted by the Dover City Council in 2018 and plans for its installation have been in the works for over a year.

Once in place, “Marti” the Whale’s Tail is anticipated to be the “crowning jewel” of Henry Law Park and will be highly visible to all passersby and visitors to the park’s recreation and entertainment venues.